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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION


 

MAIN CATEGORIES:

 
 

DOCUMENTARIES:

International Documentary Feature
International documentary feature over 60 minutes in length.

International Short Documentary
International documentary short with run time of 4 minutes up to 59 minutes.

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS:

International short film
Short films narratives with run time of above 4 minutes up to 59 minutes.
Open for: all genres.

Short Shorts
Short films with run time below 4 minutes.
Open for: all genres.

COMEDY:

International Feature Films
Feature length narratives with a minimum running time of 60 minutes.
International movies with various spoken language are welcomed, but must be added with English subtitles.
Open for: comedy genres.

International Short Film
Short films narratives with run time of above 4 minutes up to 59 minutes.
Open for: comedy genres.

NEWCOMER:

Newcomer
Newcomers and students for all the above categories are welcomed. They must state that the movie is his or her third movie (or under) on his/her application.


ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES:

Directing
Best director in documentaries/short narrative/comedy feature film

Cinematography
Best cinematography in documentaries/short narrative/comedy feature film

Editing
Best editing in documentaries/short narrative/comedy feature film

Acting (male)
Best man performance in short narrative film/comedy feature film

Acting (female)
Best female performance in short narrative film/comedy feature film

Story
Documentaries/narrative short films/comedy feature film with the strongest/moving/most captive story.

Sound
Documentaries/narrative short films/comedy feature film with best sound editing and mixing.

Music
Documentaries/narrative short films/comedy feature film with best illustrated movie and or theme song.

Production Design
Recognition for art direction on narrative short films/comedy feature film.

Make-Up and Hairstyling
Recognition in makeup and hair-styling for narrative short films/comedy feature film.

Costume
Documentaries/narrative short films/comedy feature film with best costume design.

- For all categories, films and documentaries with various spoken language are welcomed, but must be added with English subtitles.
- Filmmakers can choose the additional categories to follow the main categories.

 

RULES & REGULATION:


 

This agreement pertains to all Work(s) submitted to International Film Festival for Documentary, Short, and Comedy (the Festival):

Be it known to any filmmaker or submitter, by submitting your film(s) or screenplay to the Festival, you are agreeing to all TERMS AND CONDITIONS below in full.

1. The submitter guarantee that all rights and releases has been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal action whatsoever.
2. A) If nominated, 2 DVD PAL (required) and 1 blu-ray (optional) or DCP (optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices.
B) Please send the DVDs/Blu-ray/DCP mentioned in point 2A through courier, or post, or Digital Transfer Service. We do not accept data for final judging and screening.
C) Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.
4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid.
5. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.
6. All submission fees are non-refundable.
7. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.
8. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony.
9. Regardless of the Prize and their winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will only receive laurels.
10. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
11. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
12. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.
13. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival, if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
15. All filmmakers/submitter are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.
16. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.
17. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
18. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.
19. Films could be from any year.
20. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the International Film Festivals shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid, or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to our Festival, submitter/filmmaker:
- indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.
- agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.

 

Your films will be watched and analyzed by our professional judges. When your movie is officially selected, we will contact you by e-mail latest on the 30th October 2017.


AWARDS- INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


 

The first day of festival will be held on November 2017. The International Film Festival for Documentary, Short, and Comedy will give awards for overall winner, awards of excellence, awards of merit, and special jury award (if necessary) during the Awards Night in Jakarta. Overall winner of the Festival will be granted a winning statue during the Awards Night in Jakarta.

All accepted filmmakers are honored at the Awards Ceremony.

The festival will be featuring screenings, film-making workshops, press conference and special guest appearances by filmmakers and celebrities.